Regional Category Manager, Professional Services Sourcing
Sep 10, 2019
Get to know the Role:
Category Strategy Development
Assess opportunities, shape and develop category sourcing strategies and/or execute defined category strategies for Corporate (Consultants, Security, Legal) and HR (Contingent Labour) Services
Develop business case, cost/benefit analyses to support Optimisation/Efficiency opportunities.
Present complex category and commodity operational/financial data to stakeholders/executives
Stakeholder Management and Business Partnering
Collaborate with business stakeholders and seek proactive measures to improve agency/supplier performance through effective contracts, performance evaluation, and active mediation in resolution of issues
Build relationships with key business stakeholders in order to gather category requirements and specifications from departments, category, and subject matter experts
Partner effectively with business stakeholders in rationalizing the supply base and developing preferred roster of suppliers. Actively benchmark, negotiate costs and drive best in class SLAs
Partner effectively with legal teams in reviewing and approving contracts/agreements
Procurement Discipline Mastery
Champion procurement policies, processes and procedures in day-to-day work with strong sense of integrity.
Own the process for supplier management from sourcing, selection, evaluation, pricing, contract management, contract compliance and audit inquiries for Corporate & HR Services
Possess keen eye and attention to detail in drafting & reviewing commercial documents (RFPs, RFQs, RFIs, Contracts)
Analyze, implement and develop or follow thru cost savings initiatives; Knowledge in spend analysis, demand forecasting
Develop and deploy change management practices relating to assigned categories
Internally driven, externally inspired
Maintain strong awareness of the category thru investigation of new supply markets and assess capabilities
The must haves:
Ability to work independently, take initiative, and possess strong prioritization skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
Strong team player and able to lead or participate on cross functional teams
Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, and professionally with external partners;
Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities and work effectively under pressure.
Team player with clear focus on delivering
Degree in any Supply Chain, Business Management or any relevant study.
Prior procurement experience in leading or managing within Corporate and Professional Services categories
Prior experience in working with cross-functional teams, and possess cross cultural competency